Sunday, February 28, 2010

Proving Their Medal

Never have I been quite as upset to be right about a prediction here on TPLIYP. In gut wrenching fashion, those eh-holes from up north lived up to their expectations and took home the gold medal in hockey. After the United States had silenced the building with a game tying goal just 24 seconds before the end of the 3rd, Sidney Fucking Crosby electrified the crowd with a game winning goal in sudden death overtime. While we as Americans are upset that we did not win the gold, we still have plenty to be way proud about, including the fact that Canada still sucks.

Good god, anybody but Sidney Crosby. Why did he have to score the game winner? I can not stand that cry baby and how he somehow always gets to be the hero. He had done nothing all game, and then on a broken play the puck landed right in front of him. He is long overdue for some sort of catastrophic event to befall him. Nonetheless, you have to give the Canadians credit. In one game, they avenged their earlier loss to the U.S. and also managed to come back after blowing a two goal lead to win it in OT. Congratulations to you Canada, with a team chock full of perennial all stars, you managed to just barely do enough to win the gold medal.

While America had to settle for a silver, I think we learned a lot of positive things from this Olympic hockey tournament. First, youth is the key to success. In past years, the US has fielded teams with much more star power, but they have performed miserably. Guys like John Leclair, Keith Tkachuk, Jeremy Roenick and Mike Richter lumbered about and guided the U.S. teams to solid 10th place finishes in the past, even though their teams were considered to be very talented. I think with age comes a decreasing amount of reverence and spirit in the Olympics. The U.S. took a page from their previous Olympic hockey gold medal teams and went young this year. These guys worked hard every single game and you could tell that they really wanted to represent their country to the best of their ability. I think you will continue to see this strategy employed going forward in the Olympics.

Not only did the United States fare well in hockey, they fared very well over all. The U.S. won the medal count for the first time since 1932 and in doing so, set a new record for medals won with 37. That is pretty sweet. The Canadians may argue that they won the most golds, but the truth of the matter is that many of them can not even count to 37. Those 51st staters can go suck a railroad spike. The United States beat them in their attempts to "Own the podium" and didn't embarrass ourselves by only having three supports come out of the ground during opening ceremonies. A gaffe that the Canadians had to atone for by making fun of themselves for on worldwide television during the closing ceremonies. So much for those syrup suckers gaining national confidence.

Canada may have won the battle on the ice today, but I would say that the U.S. won the war. Taking home 7 more medals than our competitors, the U.S. will reap the benefits as this will only promote more kids to participate in all of these sports in the future. Perhaps the most important of these will be hockey. The United States hockey program really made a statement this year, and I think we will continue to see the United States in strong competition for the gold medal from here on out in hockey, regardless of whether NHL players are used or not. Bravo to team USA and a half hearted congrats to those cheesers and snowbacks from up north.

13 comments:

  1. The last good athlete to come out of Canada was the late great Dino Bravo, the country is full of Labatt-drinkin pussies:

    http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img2/item/133/003/919/4aZsFgdvAthwSYZ.jpg

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  2. As one of those "Eh-Holes" I'd just like to live up to the names being called, and remind all the whiney Americans.. HOCKEY is CANADA'S game!!!!

    Thanks for comming out tho, was great to win gold 14 events on our own turf!! See you next year when we take it from you again!

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  3. 14 that's a pretty big number eh?

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  4. I hope Sydney Crosby enjoyed his flight back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US-EH!!!

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  5. Hey EH-HOLE! CANADIAN BACON GETS A SILVER WHEN COMPARED TO REGULAR/BELLY BACON!

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  7. Wow I haven't seen such a Canadian beatdown since the 1992 Rumble when Rowdy Piper squashed The Mountie who held the Intercontinental title for just two days.

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  8. I heard Roberto Luongo often travels to America to buy large blocks of inexpensive American cheese.

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  9. American beavers are better than Canadian beavers

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  10. Well said Sven, lest us not forget that in the last 10 years, Canada has lost 1 NBA franchise and 1 MLB team. Talk about a pathetic group of fans, they can keep their gold medal filled with chocolate.

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  11. "The last good athlete to come out of Canada was the late great Dino Bravo, the country is full of Labatt-drinkin pussies"

    Uh, I don't even know where to begin...What the hell are you talking about, dude? That statement is so laughably ridiculous that you're just making yourself look mentally deficient. You and the fool that runs this blog. Typical yank mentality: we're threatened by the fact that we are no longer a dominating international presence in...well, pretty much anything, if we're being honest...so we react like a little thirteen year punk kid who spews insults that he knows are ridiculous in the hopes of getting a reaction and distracting from his own lameness. "U.S.A! U.S.A!" What a joke.

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  12. P.S. Sven. I'm not even FROM Canada, and I can tell you first hand from living in both the U.S. and Canada over the last 5 years that Canadian women are BY FAR better looking that American women. American women are typically way heftier, louder, dumber (but this goes for most American's in my opinion, regardless of sex), more obnoxious, and kind of inbred looking. In particular Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton have some fucking GORGEOUS women. Women who were BORN good-looking, not needing fake tits and nose-jobs to help them along.

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